Time Out says
Tue Jan 29 2013
Well groomed and with a rather chic new bar, the Almeida Theatre turns out thoughtfully crafted theatre for grown-ups. Under artistic director Michael Attenborough it has drawn top directors like Howard Davies and Richard Eyre, and premières from the likes of Stephen Adly Guirgis, though its current output is more of a conservative pleasure than it was in the groundbreaking 1980s. Variously housing reading rooms, a Victorian Music Hall and a Salvation Army Citadel, the Almeida Theatre has had a rich past, but is particularly associated with its now-defunct annual season of new opera commissions, Almeida Opera. These came to an end in 2007, though summers still see a short programme of contemporary opera, music and theatre and Almeida Opera (the company) continues to tour nationally.
Almeida Theatre Almeida St
020 7359 4404
Tube: Angel/Highbury & Islington
- Almeida St
- 020 7359 4404
- Almeida St
- Almeida Theatre
Theatre. Off-West End. Comedy. Experimental theatre. Drama. Classical theatre. Contemporary theatre. Dance. Music. Classical & Opera. Opera. Operetta. Shopping
Eating and drinking facilities. Bar. Café. Food served. Accessible facilities. Wheelchair access. Devices for the hearing-impaired. Signing services available
After-work crowd. Culture vultures
What's on at Almeida Theatre
Off-West End, Drama
Playwright Lucy Kirkwood isn't one to shy away from difficult subjects: her play 'NSFW', which recently played at the Royal Court, is an angry indictment of the cruelty of our celebrity magazine culture. With this play she turns her attention to China,...
Off-West End, Experimental theatre, Drama
A month-long festival of over 50 new works, taking place in the theatre, bar and dressing room. A new piece by Tim Crouch and Andy Smith exploring their friendship opens the proceedings (July 9-15) the rest include Lucy Kirkwood's work-in-progress Rabbits,...